Jack Johnson – The Mellow Vibe

Pretty much everybody loves the Hawaiian Islands. The beaches and ocean, beautiful scenery and laid-back people are all part of the appeal. You might refer to it as a mellow vibe.

Of course when you think of Hawaiian music, the hula or ukuleles come to mind.

And then there’s Jack Johnson

Born and raised on Oahu in1975, the son of famous surfer Jeff Johnson, Jack wouldn’t develop his passion for music until his college years. His debut album, Brushfire Fairytales was released in early 2002 and the music projects have been non-stop ever since.

Upon first listen, Hawaii is not the first thought that pops into your head. The music is in the soft rock genre with influences including Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley and the like. The music is recorded sparsely, but with excellent sound quality – something that should appeal to most audiophiles. And the more you listen…

…the mellow vibe, that underlying Hawaiian influence, begins to make sense.

The Connoisseur recommends starting with that debut CD, Brushfire Fairytales or maybe his 2005 recording In Between Dreams. We think you will like what you hear…


"Sleep Through The Static: Remixed" is worth checking out, too..